Towers and Masts

Tall structures, usually taller than they are wide. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires.

Azadi Tower

Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Azadi-Tower
Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad Tower (meaning "Remembrance of the Shahs") but dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979.top

Belém Tower

Lisbon, Lisboa Region, 1400-038, Portugal
Belém-Tower
Belém Tower was built in the early 16th century and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style. The structure was built from lioz limestone and is composed of a bastion and a 30 m (100 foot), four story tower.top

CN Tower

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2T6, Canada
CN-Tower
The Canadian National Railway built the TV and radio communication platform to serve the Toronto area. As new skyscrapers were added to the downtown area, microwave antenna signals, which needed "line-of-sight" connections, were being disrupted. CN intended to rent "hub" space for microwave links,top

Eiffel Tower

Paris, Île-de-France Region, 75007, France
Eiffel-Tower
Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris. Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 325 m (1,063 ft) high.top

Milad Tower

Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Milad-Tower
Milad Tower stands at 435 meters (1,427 ft) from base to the tip of the antenna. The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 meters (1,033 ft).top

Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai, China
Oriental-Pearl-Tower
The Oriental Pearl Tower was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, at 468 meters (1,535 feet) high. The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 meters (1148 ft).top

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, 131-0045, Japan
Tokyo-Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is used as a radio and television broadcast and communications tower. It was built because the older Tokyo Tower was not tall enough to broadcast digital television.top

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, 105-0011, Japan
Tokyo-Tower
Originally intended for television broadcasting, radio antennas were installed in 1961, but the Tokyo Tower is now used to broadcast signals for Japanese media outlets such as NHK, TBS and Fuji TV.top

Tower of the Juche Idea

Pyongyang, North Korea
Tower-of-the-Juche-Idea
The Juche Tower was built as a monument to Kim Il Sung and the Juche Idea, a blend of autarky, self-reliance, nationalism, Korean traditionalism, and Marxism-Leninism that he developed.top


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